Scholarships

Find out more information regarding course scholarships, Cass scholarships and alumni discounts for postgraduate study at Cass.

Cass Scholarships

Cass Scholarships have closed for applications for 2019 intake (deadline was 13th May 2019). Details of the scholarships available for September 2020 intake will be posted here when they have been confirmed.

In order to be considered for a Cass scholarship, applicants must have accepted, and paid the deposit for, a conditional or unconditional offer of a place on a full-time MSc degree at Cass Business School. Unless otherwise stated, we do not accept scholarship applications from applicants who do not hold an offer on an MSc degree at Cass Business School.

Decisions are normally made by the awarding body during the summer, and most results will be announced between June and August. We understand the importance of confirming the results of the scholarships as soon as possible. All scholarship applicants will be informed of the decisions by email as and when they are made. Please note that we are not able to provide updates on the status of individual applications.

Confirmed Scholarships

Unconfirmed Scholarships

Stelios Scholarships

Overview

The Stelios Scholarships were established in 2006 by Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou through the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation and is given in honour of academic excellence, demonstration of financial need, and promise of continued growth.

Cass Business School alumnus Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou is the Chairman of easyGroup and is most famous for founding easyJet at the age of 28. He graduated with a Cass MSc in Shipping, Trade and Finance in 1988. His foundation, the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation is committed to dynamic philanthropy: making a positive, exponential difference through funding, inspiring and advising educational, entrepreneurial and environmental initiatives.

Value: Six scholarships, each worth £10,000

Criteria

Eligible courses: All finance and entrepreneurship related courses.

Geographical requirements: Must be a permanent resident of the EU or UK

Academic requirements: Must be able to demonstrate academic excellence.

Financial need: Must be able to demonstrate financial need.

Further information about the Stelios Scholarship.

Applications for this scholarship have closed for 2019 intake.

Pettman Scholarship

Overview

The Pettman Scholarship is donated by Professor Barrie Pettman and his wife, Maureen. Professor Pettman was one of the School's very first students, receiving his Master of Administrative Sciences in 1967, which was later converted into an MBA.

Value: One scholarship worth £20,000

Criteria

Eligible courses: All courses.

Geographical requirements: Open to permanent residents of New Zealand.

Academic requirements: Must be able to demonstrate academic excellence.

Financial need: Must be able to demonstrate financial need.

Other: The recipient agrees to repay the good fortune they have received through being awarded The Pettmann Scholarship. They will be expected to provide a similar scholarship for another student at Cass Business School within 25 years of receiving the scholarship, subject to their financial situation.

Applications for this scholarship have closed for 2019 intake.

Haberman Fund

Overview

The Haberman Fund was set up to pay tribute to Professor Steven Haberman, former Dean of Cass Business School, who has been teaching and conducting research in Actuarial Science at Cass Business School for over 30 years.

Value: Two scholarships, each worth £4,000.

Criteria

Eligible courses: MSc Actuarial Science

MSc Actuarial Management

Geographical requirements: None.

Academic requirements: Must be able to demonstrate academic excellence.

Financial need: Must be able to demonstrate financial need.

Applications for this scholarship have closed for 2019 intake.

Cass Real Estate Club Scholarship

Overview

The Cass Real Estate Club Scholarship is awarded with funds raised by the student-led Cass Real Estate Club primarily through the highly successful annual Real Estate Conference.

To be eligible for the scholarship, prospective candidates must prove their need for financial assistance and display outstanding academic credentials. Those with professional experience are also encouraged to apply.

Value: TBC

Criteria

Eligible courses: MSc Real Estate, MSc Real Estate Investment.

Geographical requirements: None.

Academic requirements: Must be able to demonstrate academic excellence.

Financial need: Must be able to demonstrate financial need.

Deadline: TBC

Details of how to apply for 2019 intake will be sent to all eligible offer-holders when the scholarship has been confirmed.

The Michael M Xylas MSc Scholarship

Overview

The Michael M Xylas Scholarship was established at Cass Business School by Mrs Matrona Egon (Xylas) in memory of her father, Michael Xylas.

Value: One scholarship worth £10,000

Criteria

Eligible courses: MSc Energy, Trade and FinanceMSc Shipping, Trade and Finance.

Geographical requirements: None.

Academic requirements: Must be able to demonstrate academic excellence.

Financial need: N/A.

Applications for this scholarship have closed for 2019 intake.

Future Fund Women’s Leadership Scholarships

There are two scholarship opportunities within the Future Fund Women’s Leadership Scholarship. If you are eligible for both scholarships you are required to submit a separate application for each.

Future Fund Women’s Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship is provided by the Cass Global Women’s Leadership Programme, with funds donated by City, University of London alumni. The Programme aims to inspire, equip and connect Cass women who are or want to become resilient, inclusive, ambitious, brave, confident, responsible, authentic and thriving leaders. We support women who want to grow and are seeking their unique version of success; a success that can go well beyond corporate or entrepreneurial leadership to include community involvement, mentoring and other initiatives. We offer scholarships for women, organize speaker events, workshops and nurture a large network of Cass women alumni, students and staff. Our goal is to celebrate the successes of Cass women and facilitate the achievement of their professional goals.

We encourage the recipients to be involved in the programme by leading initiatives of their choice or getting involved in increasing the visibility of the programme.

Value: Two scholarships each worth £10,000

Criteria

Eligible courses: All courses.

Geographical requirements: None.

Academic requirements: Must be able to demonstrate academic excellence.

Other: Applicants will be required to demonstrate why they consider women’s leadership programmes to be relevant and significant to improve the career paths of professional women.

Applications for this scholarship have closed for 2019 intake.

The Red Shoe MSc Scholarship, Global Women’s Leadership

Overview

This scholarship is generously donated from 2011 Cass MSc Finance and Investment alumna Jane Lesslie, in honour of three friends and colleagues Dagmara Fijalkwoski, Suzanne Gaynor and Wendy Smith.

The Red Shoe Scholarship will be available to applicants entering select Master’s degrees as listed below and will be a part of the Cass Global Women’s Leadership Programme.

The Programme aims to inspire, equip and connect Cass women who are or want to become resilient, inclusive, ambitious, brave, confident, responsibleauthentic and thriving leaders.

We support women who want to grow and are seeking their unique version of success; a success that can go well beyond corporate or entrepreneurial leadership to include community involvement, mentoring and other initiatives. We offer scholarships for women, organize speaker events, workshops and nurture a large network of Cass women alumni, students and staff. Our goal is to celebrate the successes of Cass women and facilitate the achievement of their professional goals.

We encourage the recipients to be involved in the programme by leading initiatives of their choice or getting involved in increasing the visibility of the programme.

The scholar will be required to deliver on a project / piece of research / event that explores the integration of markets with achieving social and economic good. Examples of this might be an examination of aspects of Impact Investing* such as the role of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) screens in investment management, or investing through a gender lens.

* Impact Investing looks at investing intended to create positive social and economic impact beyond only financial returns. For more information and examples, visit RBC's Investing for Impact and MaRS Centre for Impact Investing, or read about Ellevest’s investing platform for women.

Value: One scholarship worth £10,000

Criteria

Eligible courses:

Geographical requirements: None.

Academic requirements: Must be able to demonstrate academic excellence.

Preferred Applicant:

  • The candidate will take a lead in facilitating a project within the Global Women’s Leadership Programme
  • The candidate has an interest in asset management.
  • Preference will be given to women from the public sector, civil society or NGOs, but those from other sectors will also be considered.

Other: Applicants will be required to demonstrate why they consider women’s leadership programmes to be relevant and significant to improve the career paths of professional women.

Applications for this scholarship have closed for 2019 intake.

Aviva Scholarship

Overview

The Aviva Scholarship covers 20% of tuition fees for MSc Actuarial Science and MSc Actuarial Management. It is aimed at applicants from China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, and Vietnam who are, or whose parents are, current Aviva customers.

Value: Two scholarships, each worth £4,100

Criteria

Eligible courses: MSc Actuarial Science, MSc Actuarial Management

Geographical requirements: Must be from China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, or Vietnam

Academic requirements: Must be able to demonstrate academic excellence

Other: You or either one of your parents must be a current Aviva customer holding an in-force policy or active investment managed by Aviva companies in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, or Vietnam.

To apply, please visit the Aviva website and submit their scholarship application form. Terms and conditions apply.

Applications for this scholarship have closed for 2019 intake.

September 11th Insurance Trust Scholarship

Overview

The September 11th Scholarship is provided by The September 11th Insurance Trust which is supported by Lloyds and a number of firms in the London insurance market. The Trust was established on the initiative of Aon and Marsh, in association with the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), following the attacks in New York on 11th September 2001. The purpose of the Trust is to hold the proceeds of a charitable events, which are used to fund the education of young people working within the US or UK insurance industry.

There are two scholarships offered in memory of friends and colleagues who lost their lives in the attacks.

Value: Two scholarships each worth £10,000

Criteria

Eligible courses: MSc Insurance and Risk Management.

Geographical requirements: None.

Academic requirements: Must be able to demonstrate academic excellence.

Financial need: Applicants will be asked to demonstrate financial need.

Other: Applicants will be required to demonstrate why they want to work in the insurance industry and why the financial assistance is important to them.

Applications for this scholarship have closed for 2019 intake.

The Worshipful Company of Insurers Scholarship

Overview

The Worshipful Company of Insurers (WCI) and Cass Business School have established a scholarship scheme for students taking the MSc in Insurance and Risk Management at Cass.  Under the scheme, two students will have their fees paid in full.

Scholars are expected to be drawn from areas of the UK considered to be relatively lacking in opportunity, and from homes where the income is lower than for median UK households.

Those wishing to be considered for sponsorship should first apply for the scholarship through the WCI using their application form. Successful applicants will then need to apply to Cass following the standard procedure before the sponsorship can be confirmed.

The deadline for submitting your application for the upcoming academic year is 31st July 2019.

Value: Two scholarships, each worth £20,000. The remaining tuition fees will be met by Cass Business School.

Criteria

Eligible courses: MSc Insurance and Risk Management (full-time September start only)

Geographical requirements: Open to permanent residents of the UK

Academic requirements: Must be able to demonstrate academic excellence

Financial need: Must be able to demonstrate financial need

To apply, please submit the scholarship application form through the WCI website. Successful applicants will then need to apply to Cass through the normal application process.

Applications for this scholarship have closed for 2019 intake.

MSc Finance Scholarship

Overview

This scholarship is open to offer-holders on MSc Finance, and is awarded on the basis of outstanding academic merit based on previous higher education studies.

Value: One award worth £12,500

Criteria

Eligible courses: MSc Finance

Geographical requirements: None

Academic requirements: The applicant must demonstrate outstanding academic merit as evidenced by their previous higher education studies.

Financial need: N/A

Applications for this scholarship have closed for 2019 intake.

Afro-Caribbean Insurance Association Scholarship

Overview

The Afro-Caribbean Insurance Association (ACIA) is now accepting applications for its 2019/20 Scholarship Programme. The scholarship will cover £20,000 towards the tuition fees for the one-year MSc in Insurance and Risk Management at Cass Business School. With the help of this Scholarship Programme, the ACIA aims to encourage and inspire more Afro – Caribbean candidates to consider careers within the insurance industry as well as creating access to wider opportunities.

Scholars are expected to be drawn from areas of the UK considered to be relatively lacking in opportunity, and from homes where the income is lower than for median UK households.

This scholarship offers eligible candidates the chance to gain invaluable insights into the insurance industry. As part of the Scholarship Programme, Scholars will be assigned a mentor from the ACIA's network and will have the opportunity to strengthen their chances in the job market.

Apply now to join this innovative programme as you kick start your career!

The deadline for submitting your application for the upcoming academic year is Monday 17th June 2019.

Value: A minimum of one scholarship worth £20,000. The remaining tuition fees will be met by Cass Business School.

Criteria

Eligible courses: MSc Insurance & Risk Management (full-time September start only)

Geographical requirements: Open to permanent residents of the UK

Academic requirements: Must be able to demonstrate academic excellence

Financial need: Must be able to demonstrate financial need

To apply, please submit the scholarship application form through the ACIA website. Successful applicants will then need to apply to Cass Business School through the normal course application process.

Applications for this scholarship have closed for 2019 intake.

Course Scholarships

Every year dozens of students on our postgraduate Programme are awarded this scholarship in recognition of their previous outstanding academic achievements and a strong course application.

This award is open to all applicants on full-time courses on the MSc Programme.

Eligible candidates will receive an invitation to apply for a course scholarship in their course offer letter. This will give further details of deadlines and how to apply. The majority of course scholarships are offered at the time the course offer is made, and while funds are still available.

The award amount can be up to 20% of the tuition fees and takes the form of a discount deducted from the second instalment of the tuition fees in January.

City, University of London alumni discount

Separate to these scholarship schemes all graduates of City, University of London are entitled to a 10% discount on the fees of a Cass MSc course. Please note that, as we aim to offer awards to as many outstanding students as we are able to, City Alumni may only accept either the alumni discount or a course scholarship/Cass scholarship (if applicable) - the larger amount would normally take precedence. For more information, please visit our Alumni benefits section.

Terms and Conditions of Awards

Please be informed that it is Cass Business School master's Programme policy that only one Cass scholarship/course scholarship award/alumni discount can be offered to each applicant. Should you be awarded any other scholarship or be fully funded by an outside source (with the exception of a repayable bank loan) you would have to make a choice of which award you would like to accept.

All scholarships and discounts are credited towards the second instalment of tuition fees; students are therefore required to pay the whole of the first instalment (or the remaining fees if the award is larger than half the tuition fees) during registration.

Further details of the terms and conditions of accepting a scholarship/discount will be provided in the award confirmation letter.